Character.
Compassion.
Courage.

I'm running to be the next state representative from  District 109 because I understand that people are hurting and they deserve an advocate who listens and knows the heartbeat of the people.

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The Democratic choice is clear.

Regina Lewis-Ward is effective leadership to serve Henry, Rockdale, and Newton Counties.

IINVEST IN EDUCATION

We must have a strong education system to grow our economy. Regina knows the value of a quality education, that’s why she works hard to fight for children to have a  free quality education. She supports additional funding for long-overdue pay raises for our educators and support workers. 

PROTECT WORKING FAMILIES

Working families keep Georgia’s economy alive, and they deserve the right to a livable wage. Household expenses are skyrocketing and families are choking. Protecting the working class, and access to high paying jobs are top priorities.

HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYONE

Access to quality affordable healthcare is critical to build a properous Georgia. As state representativve, Regina will address barriers to affordable health care and support policies for all Georgians to have access to quality care, including mental health services.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Regina promises to support policies which lead to a better Georgia by protecting our people, air, and water from environmental hazards. She will focus on expanding public transportation, and fight to ensure that under-represented communities are not disproportionately impacted by building and construction projects.

 Meet Regina 

Regina is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She grew up with her mother, father, and siblings in public housing and attended public schools. As a young girl, Regina’s parents taught her to work hard and always tell the truth. After more than twenty years in management with NYC Transit, she retired and has been a resident of Henry County, GA for more than fifteen years. 

 Community

In 2014, Regina joined the City of Stockbridge, GA council and created a Citizens Academy to acquaint locals with government activities. Lewis-Ward became a voice for families with disabled children and received public support to use federal funds to upgrade parks with adaptable playground equipment. 

Regina supports free quality public education and partners with educators to fight for third grade reading proficiency. She works with the NAACP Advisory Council for Education Excellence to provide community oversight on pubic school policies and procedures.  As vice chair of Georgia Women in Agriculture Association, Regina connects with underserved students and farmers to develop healthy communities. 

Regina knows that small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth,  innovation, and jobs to the community. In Henry County she led the business tech incubator pilot program to develop new and start-up companies. 

Regina works towards ensuring a fair democracy and in partnership with the League of Women Voters of GA, she leads the initative to observe the Board of Elections meetings through the Observer Corp program. In her role as chair, Political and Legislative Committee, with the Henry County Democratic Women, Regina delivers legislative updates to women regarding issues that matter most and advocates with Ratify ERA Georgia, 38 to seek the state’s approval to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

In 2008, the National Association of Realtors, awarded Regina a grant for Diversity Leadership and in 2013 Regina recieved the distinguished Spotlight Award for outstanding community contributions. 

Career

Regina Lewis-Ward, a children’s book author and founder of A Place Matters, Inc., has more than thirty years of public, private, and civic leadership and budgetary experience. Regina also served as shop steward for AFSCME, protecting the rights of its members.

From 2006-2014, Regina was a small business owner and her company achieved Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications in GA, NY, and NC. As a councilwoman, she sponsored lunch and learns with the U.S. Small Business Administration to educate women regarding entrepreneurship and minority contracting.

Regina earned a BBA in computer systems from Bernard M. Baruch College and received her MA, in political science, from Clayton State University. She is a political science adjunct faculty member at Rasmussen College.

Lewis-Ward is married with two adult children and attends Global Impact Christian Ministries, in Stockbridge, GA.